Amanda Barnes is an award-winning wine writer and expert in South American wines and regions. She's based in Mendoza since 2009 and is the author of the South America Wine Guide, as well as a regular correspondent, critic and writer for Decanter magazine and other international wine publications and competitions. Amanda is also Star Wine List's ambassador in South America.
A multi-media journalist, Amanda works in print and digital communication and is experienced in writing, editing and video broadcasts. Her creative work has been awarded by Born Digital Wine Awards, Millesima Blog Awards, Great Wine Capitals Best Of and Young Wine Writer of the Year. She has received a fellowship from the Wine Writers Symposium, a scholarship for the Wine Bloggers Conference, and the Geoffrey Roberts Award. She was also awarded the Peter Hampson Memorial Prize and the Derouet Jameson Prize for her outstanding results in the WSET Diploma. She is currently studying to become a Master of Wine.